August 21, 2014 (13 comments)
Now. We always want things now. Better sooner than later. Yet, when it comes to prospects, it is often about the long game. D'vone McClure's stock has fallen after two subpar seasons in Arizona, yet the outfielder is still only 20 years old. Dace Kime may be a bit older than McClure, but the 22-year-old is only in his first full professional season. These players are not supposed to be finished products, and looking between the lines, there are positive signs for both. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps McClure and Kime's performances and the rest of the action from throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 21, 2014 (7 comments)
It was a busy night with regard to news around MLB. Close to home, first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher's season officially ended when he underwent arthroscopic surgery to both knees on Wednesday. Angels pitcher Garrett Richards suffered an unfortunate injury and looks to be lost for the season. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps the news....
August 20, 2014 (0 comments)
Over the past few weeks and upcoming weeks the IBI's Tony Lastoria will continue to post pieces on all of the players that the Indians drafted and signed from the 2014 Draft. The Indians signed 30 players in total and he will have a tons of comments on each and every player from Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant as well as other insights as well. In today's fourth edition of this piece he looks at Grant Hockin, Simeon Lucas, Luke Eubank, Gian Paul Gonzalez and Drake Roberts.
August 20, 2014 (0 comments)
Even though the week was bookended by victories, the Carolina Mudcats had another difficult week and are running out of time to make up ground in their chase to make the playoffs. The IBI's Zachary Francis chimes in with his weekly notebook and recaps the week that was for the Mudcats...
August 20, 2014 (15 comments)
Jerrud Sabourin and Ryan Merritt each had another big night for High-A Carolina and four Short-A Mahoning Valley All Stars were all in action in the NY-Penn All Star game on Tuesday night. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps all of these performances and more as he goes Around the Farm to recap all of the action in the Indians system....
August 20, 2014 (1 comments)
Old Man Atch will be back in the Cleveland bullpen for 2015, and possibly beyond. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Atchison extension, a new role for Ubaldo Jimenez, and more.
August 19, 2014 (4 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have had quite a few very good pitching performances throughout the minor league system this season. One such pitcher who has had a good year is High-A Carolina right-handed starter Adam Plutko. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talked to him earlier in the year and discussed his transition from a successful college career to the pros.
August 19, 2014 (7 comments)
Inconsistency is the only thing that’s been consistent with the Indians this season. Their latest feat has been the offense’s struggles to back a starting pitching staff that has pitched well of late. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his thoughts on the offensive struggles of late, takes a look at a key upcoming stretch of games in the schedule, and more...
August 19, 2014 (7 comments)
It was a quiet night Around the Farm on Monday as three of the Indians six stateside affiliates had the night off, but there were still a lot of interesting performances of not from the games that were played. The IBI's Tony Lastoria notes the strong outing from reliever Bryan Price, the power of Yu-Cheng Chang, and much more...
August 19, 2014 (0 comments)
The Cleveland Browns played their second preseason game of the year yesterday while the Indians were off. Wasn't too pretty, was it? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a preliminary injunction being granted in the Baltimore-Washington television dispute, a group of Rangers cleared waivers, a possible favorite for a Cuban free agent, and more.
August 18, 2014 (1 comments)
Triple-A Columbus is finishing strong and could be on the verge of clinching a playoff spot by the weekend. One of the keys to their playoff run has been the strong arm of Carlos Moncrief who now has 21 outfield assists on the season. The IBI's Michael Rich recently sat down with him to talk about his success this season both defensively and offensively, and he also runs down the week that was for the Clippers with all the news and notes.
August 18, 2014 (7 comments)
It’s been awhile since we last posted a Hot List. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at all of the good and some not so good performances in the Indians minor league system so far in August and provides insight and information into players such as Yu-Cheng Chang, Mitch Brown, Bobby Bradley, Anthony Gallas, Bobby Ison, Greg Allen, Giovanny Urshela and much more...
August 18, 2014 (8 comments)
Danny Salazar was actually solid in his return to the rotation from AAA pitching five shutout innings before allowing a pair of baserunners in the sixth, who later scored against Scott Atchison. The unfortunate reality of Sunday's loss was the Indians offense was limited to just one run on two hits, all recorded in the fourth inning. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the loss.
August 18, 2014 (13 comments)
Mitch Brown has been fantastic since the start of the second half of the season. His first half was not that bad, but he has really turned things on in the second half and is finally pitching like the frontline pitching prospect he was expected to be when he was drafted two years ago. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps his outing on Sunday along with all of the other action Around the Farm...
August 17, 2014 (1 comments)
Who else loves looking at the standings and seeing the Tigers out of a playoff spot? In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a Nick Swisher hoping to receive more info on his knee, who could lead the Diamondbacks if Kirk Gibson were to be fired, and more.
August 17, 2014 (5 comments)
Solid starting pitching and a lack of offense is far from a recipe for success. That was exactly the case for the Indians in the series finale with Baltimore Sunday. Managing just one run on two hits, the Tribe fell to the Orioles, 4-1 to close out a five game home stand. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a frustrating loss from the ballpark.
August 17, 2014 (0 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters, including James Ramsey's red-hot debut in Columbus. Join Jim Piascik as he brings you an abbreviated version of The WAR Room, with all of the advanced stats of Cleveland's minor leaguers you could want.
August 17, 2014 (1 comments)
After three straight games decided by only one run, Cleveland's offense took advantage of its opportunities and came out of Saturday's contest with a decisive 6-0 victory over Baltimore. Powered by timely Santana and Brantley home runs, Cleveland gave more than enough breathing room for Carlos Carrasco, and he delivered with a seven-inning shutout performance over only 79 pitches in his second start since re-joining the rotation. The IBI's John Grimm, typically a proponent of Carrasco, briefly takes the opposite tact, and presents limited arguments against Carrasco's continuing excellence as a starter.
August 17, 2014 (12 comments)
Wow, what a night of big performances for the Indians hitters! The IBI's Arthur Kinney goes Around the Farm to talk about the big offensive explosion in Lake County from the likes of Mike Papi and Brian Ruiz, the stunning night from Bobby Bradley in Arizona, the striking performance on the mound from Justus Sheffield, and all the rest of the action up and down the system...
August 17, 2014 (8 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez was greeted well by his former club in his return trip to Progressive Field. The Orioles starter wouldn't even escape the fifth inning. Tribe hitters embraced Jimenez scoring six earned runs on five hits against him in just 4 1/3 innings Saturday, leading to an easy 6-0 shutout. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps another win from the ballpark.